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Video: Bilal X The Roots "The OtherSide" & "Tip the Scale" Live on Fallon - Okayplayer

Video: Bilal X The Roots "The OtherSide" & "Tip the Scale" Live on Fallon

I was not personally in the house at NBC yesterday when Bilal joined The Roots onstage on Jimmy Fallon for this incandescent rendition of “The Other Side” (above) followed by a unique arrangement of “Tip the Scale”/”Redford Suite” (below). But the vibe was clearly electric–where the hell else can you see a performance like this on network TV? I was, however, at the Highline Ballroom where the whole crew headed pretty much straight off the high of this crazy performance–to do it all again. What really amazes me about this is how these cats can arrange something like this–incorporating four tracks off undun into a whole new composition, take it to such heights–and then jump in a van downtown, take a drink of water and create another equally intense and unique interpretation of the same material. Dead.


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